LEI brings together kids and professionals at Kids' Comic Con

A group of students from the 2017 Comic Con show off their costumes in Artists' Alley.

Lake Erie Ink (LEI) will host its sixth annual Kids' Comic Con on Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this all-day event, youths of all ages will have the chance to attend workshops with well-known comic creators.

Last year, this one-of-a-kind comic convention for young writers and artists drew nearly 150 kids and teens from across Northeast Ohio.

Workshops will cover the two aspects of comic creation—drawing and writing—and include the ever-popular activity “create your own comic character in clay.”  

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and workshops begin at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 at the door, and scholarships are available. Register at www.lakeerieink.org/register or by calling 216-320-4757.

Costumes are encouraged, and comics, graphic novels and T-shirts will be sold. Lunch will be sold on-site, or kids may bring their own. Adults are welcome if accompanied by a child, and teachers are welcome with a staff ID.

Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth is a not-for-profit that provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to young people in the Greater Cleveland community. The workshop is part of LEI’s Weekend Ink creative expression series, which introduces young people to professional artists and writers.

Barbie Estrada

Barbie Estrada is a Cleveland Heights resident and staff member at Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.02.2018